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Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
of the battle in california, which americans prefer to think of as a skirmish rather than a battle. other than so other than that, americans won every single battle. there were three parts of the war. in the first eight, general zachary taylor secured northern mexico with key victories, including this one at buena vista. in 1846 in the first month of 1847. the second part of the war, he traveled a lot in kansas through new mexico, all the way to california. and unfortunately, neither of these tremendous victories bring what polk wants, which is peace in the securing of california and texas into the union. mexico refuses to surrender, despite the victories. so polk decides to invade central mexico. and he bombards veracruz and travel throughcentral mexico, securing the capital in the fall of 1847. in the eyes of americans, it was sort of a poor pollution that their side would win. and win easily. most u.s. citizens harbored racist beliefs about mexican man. foremost being that they were cowardly to fight. in fact, mexican troops fought hard come, as you can see in this rare print. you can actua
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Dec 30, 2012 1:25pm EST
? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: mr. president, how much time remains on either side on this nomination? the presiding officer: 13 minutes for the majority. mrs. boxer: okay. could you let me know when i've gone four minutes because i want to save time for senator -- the presiding officer: the charity will notify. mrs. boxer: well, mr. president, i want to thank very much my colleague, senator cork, for his remarks -- colleague, senator corker, for his remarks and join in with his support for this very able person, carol galante. she has a long and distinguished career of building and promoting affordable housing and she's very well qualified. she began her career as a housing coordinator for the city of santa barbara, rising to become the city's housing and redevelopment manager. and i would point out, santa barbara is a magnificent part of my state. i have a beautiful state. and they didn't have much in the way of moderate income housing, and i think it was very important the work that she did. she moved on to eden housing, a nonprofit affordable housing develo
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
. the great plains and rocky mountains, west of the rocky mountains to california. it did not include california because california, as you know, was already a state. the crescent -- the question was so critical because it had to do with the feature slavery and the future of southern power in the nation. so there's demanded what they saw as their constitutional rights as american citizens to take their property, including slave property, and to territories and by the entire nation. in 1857 in the famous or infamous stretched out decision the united states supreme court affirmed the seven constitutional views. republicans, in contrast, said never. no matter the supreme court. republicans would allow no more slaves in any territory. abraham lincoln was elected in november of 1860. one month later the united states congress came into session. members of congress put forth various compromise proposals. a critical portion of all dealing with the division of the territories, most often a proposal to extend some kind of dividing line westward beyond the louisiana purchase all the way to the
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Dec 22, 2012 12:00pm EST
, travels west from fort leavenworth in kansas through new mexico, cochrane in mexico and only california. unfortunately, neither of these tremendous victory spring what he wants, which is peace and the securing of california and texas into the american union. mexico refuses to surrender despite the victories, so he decides to send general winfield scott to invade mexico. he bombards the veracruz and travels through central mexico securing a capital in the fall of 1847. in the eyes of americans it was sort of a foreign conclusion that their side when and win easily because most are byrd a host of racist beliefs about mexican men foremost among them being that mexican and one lazy and cowardly to fight. in point of fact mexican troops fought very hard, as you can see , very few images, so it's rare when you find one. you can get a sense. mexico lost all of these battles and ultimately lost the military side of the war because they have vastly inferior weapons. their leader was terrible. mexico's government was in turmoil. there were broke. there were various panels were there was no money
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00am EST
. this is bill manbo. this is the photographer. bill manbo was born in riverside, california in 19 away. american citizen of course, was born in the united states and under the 14th amendment a citizen by birth. he went to hollywood high school. he was in the class of 1921 at hollywood high, went off to the frank wiggins trade school to study to be an auto mechanic. he graduated in 1923 and he opened up a garage in hollywood. he liked model racecars and the left cryptography. he was an amateur photographer. he also developed an alias for himself that he used at times. his name is real manbo. he developed a french version of his name but he refused. he would refer to himself as either manbo and he changed the spelling of the last name so it would be not manbo. man bio -- there's actually a photograph of disparate key is built-in for your with plywood in front of the door and arching artistically across this little entryway is the name manbo. break your heart mountain. cu is a bit of a character, no question about it. this is a lot of his family. in the middle, to older folks in the middle on the l
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 9:30pm EST
every few months but i made so many good friends. more there than in california. kids and family are in california. i don't know what happened. but i have not mastered the hebrew language which is a great failure of my life. i still do not want to leave. what do they think? what is said to? into israel there are 1 million kinds religious factors secular that go to synagogue and sound that want nothing to do with any of it then every degree of orthodox certain ways do tip fact or be ears. and the same is true of christians. the arab christians have a very little sense of the evangelical western christians. it is a hodgepodge. announcing very many people are a judge on there christiane your duty is some unless they are totally obnoxious. [laughter] this year among the christians that they are proselytizing are to have an ankle of armageddon. i don't know. i don't know anybody that does that. i have never known a christian to have that motivation but to bring forth the end of day i don't know anybody who does that. but people get over that. but we were just impressed with his face b
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 12:30pm EST
in california in may mitt romney said, quote: the president doesn't understand when you invest like that in one solar energy company, it makes it harder for solar technology generally because the scores of other entrepreneurs in the solar field suddenly lost their opportunity to get capital. who wants to put money into a solar company when the government puts half a billion into one of it choice? excellent question. and i wrote this book because we're not just spending half a billion, we're spending about $12 billion a year to make electricity more expensive rather than cheaper. that's about six billion in tax breaks and about six billion in direct expenditures. we're pursuing a vision of green jobs that makes no sense and that hurts low-income americans. we brainwash our children to think that greed is good and think uncritically about green products and green jobs. and yet we can't even define what a green job is. let's start with green jobs. the bureau of labor statistics has five definitions of the 3.1 million green jobs that it's counted. namely, energy from renewable sources, energy effic
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 1:25pm EST
many others migrated to california set up - churches and educational institutions and eventually became deeply involved in politics. beverley, who is a particular interest of - book founded a group called concerned women for america who still claims to be the largest women's political organizational in the united states and she based her organization on five spiritual principles in the bible the family and the patriotism the sanctity of marriage and safety of life and religious parents should have more control for example and what they're taught in school are doing that the equal rights amendment for the wedding was a violation of the fundamental orders of things and winning many of these cases. >> did you interview her for your bookracks. >> she is still in seclusion. she retired about almost 15 years ago and lives in california again. >> somebody would have liked to talk to? >> i would very much like to talk to her, and one of the things i think is really important is that an organization like hers which was so involved, so foundational to the conservative women political activism in
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 1:25am EST
, and they like other southern e january jell -- evangelicals migrated to california, set up megachurchs and constitutions, and eventually became deeply involved in politics. beverley, a particular interest of mine in this book, founded a group called concerned women for america, which still claims to be the largest women's political organization in the united states, and she based her organization on five spiritual principles, the bible, the family, patriotism, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of life, and she began to litigate arguing that religious parents should have more control. for example, over what their children were taught in school, arguing that the era, the equal rights amendment for women, was a violation of the fundamental order of things, and winning many of these cases. >> host: did you interview her for the book? >> guest: i did not. she actually lives in seclusion now. she retired about, oh, almost 15 years ago now, and lives in california again. >> host: somebody you would have liked to talk to? >> guest: i would very much like to talk to her m one of the things
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:45pm EST
of the members of our board of trustees and the former governor of the state of california, pete wilson. governor. [applause] also with us tonight is our terrific congressman from houston guy really is retiring after 26 years. [applause] are scum her supervisor, foy. [applause] for the city who are patient enough to go through the book signing line, just prior to the event this evening coming in at this wonderful woman to see woman is here with us today. she's the best selling "new york times" best-selling author. it is a gentleman, please join me in welcoming calista gingrich. [applause] we have with us tonight a very special guest. i know that if i were simply to get the typical dinner circuit introduction speaker did newt gingrich, the one where you list every accomplishment. i promise you it he here all night and even newt would get bored. his list of achievements and politics is involvement of lifelong learning. his expertise in national security matters, business ventures, philanthropic endeavors, dozens of books he's written just the list goes on and on. allow me for the moment to present
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 9:00am EST
with the exception of the battle of pain scout in california, which americans think of as skirmish rather than a battle. so that doesn't count. other than not, americans win every single battle. there were three theaters of the war. in the first stage, zachary taylor secured mexico's key that juries including the one of buena vista in the first months of 1847. the second theater of war, general stephen carney travels west from fort leavenworth in kansas to new mexico, conquering new mexico to california. that happens about the same time. neither of these tremendously to restrain what polk wants, which is peace and the securing of california and texas into the american union. mexico refuses to surrender despite the fact trees of both taylor and carney. the poked pope is jesus and winfield scott to invade central mexico. he bombards veracruz and travels through central mexico securing the capital of the fall of 1847. now in the eyes of americans, it was sort of a foregone conclusion that there sideway because most u.s. citizens harbored a host of racist police of mexican men. foremost among them
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 9:45pm EST
and the former governor of the state of california pete wilson. governor. [applause] [applause] our county supervisor peter floyd. peter, thank you for coming. [applause] now for those of who who were patient enough to go through the book signing line prior to the event this evening we yo know the wonderful woman is here with us tonight. she's "the new york times" best selling officer and president of gingrich productions. please join me in recognizing calista fig h -- gingrich. [applause] we have with us tonight a special guest. if i i know if i were simply to give the typical dinner circuit gingrich the one where you list every accomplishment of the speaker's bio. i promise you we would be here all night and newt would get bored. the list of achievements in politics, his involvement in life-long learning, his expertise of national security matters, his best interest, the philanthropy endeavors. the box he's written, the list goes on and on. let's presume we are well accounted with the important milestone and the life of one gingrich. i want to focus in some part on the future. and what i
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 8:15pm EST
of california. i lived in california. [laughter] he was once a democrat. via once bought a counterfeit watch in times square. the same thing. everybody makes mistakes. as an actor, i opposed a three-foot hairy chimp made bonzo. i worked with -- no, no, no. that was cheap. that was cheap. the only reason why i can make that joke about bob is that he is a lovable guy. [laughter] are we going to make a speech about bob? because i will. i've got nothing to do. bob is a great guy. this is on c-span and he will say why are you defending me? bob is a great guy. bob performs a service. [laughter] i should shut up. i should just quit. another thing i have in common with ronald reagan, he championed trickle-down economics. i have a weak bladder. on june 12, 19 and seven he told soviet premier gorbachev to tear down this wall. i like vodka. he calls russia rashawn evil empire. every day i called dana perino and evil person. i know you guys think she's adorable and she talks about that dog. [applause] you guys actually think jasper is a dog? that is an armenian man that she hired as an indentured servin
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
in california and a lot of -- was it the same with slavery? was there a lot of sympathy? >> i cut its more to the point that the democratic party was probably up to the election of 1860 during the period of popular e elections for the national office with the majority party in the united states. and there was a party the was devoted to what we might call state rights and local control and we put together a coalition that included the slaveholders in the south, and a whole variety of people in the north including urban laborers and they were pushing back against the potential promise of the centralization of power. i think that is true that state rights or spread. some think the secessionism was sufficiently widespread that the lincoln administration is really worried about it. remember, california and oregon, the centers of power in the united states, this is one of the reason lincoln wanted to build the transcontinental railroad once the civil war begins because he wants to expand the reach of the federal authority there was fear that there would be a west coast -- if you think about why
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 1:00am EST
in california and a lot of liberals in texas. >> guest: absolutely. >> host: was the it the same with slavery? was there a lot of sympathy to the institution of slavery in the north? >> guest: i think more to the point that the democratic party was probably, up to the election of 1860, during the period of popular elections for national office, was the majority party in the united states, and it was a party that was devoted to what we might call state rights and local control, and they put together a coalition that included slave holders in the south and a whole variety of people in the north including urban laborers who were pushing back against the potential promise of centralization of power. i think what is true is that state right sentiment was widespread. some sympathy for secessionism was sufficiently widespread that the lincoln administration was really worried about it. remember california and oregon are very far away from centers of power in the united states. this is one of the reasons that lincolnmented to build a -- lincoln wanted to build a transcontinental railroad once the civ
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
members of our board of trustees and a former governor of the state of california, pete wilson. governor. [applause] >> also with us tonight is a terrific congressman who is retiring after 26 years of terrific service and his wife. [applause] >> our ventura county supervisor, peter, thank you for coming. [applause] >> now for those of you who are patient enough to go through the book signing line just prior to the event this evening, you know this wonderful woman is here with us tonight. she's a best selling author, "new york times" best selling author and the president of gingrich production, ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming callista gingrich. [applause] so we have with us tonight a very special guest. i know that if i were simply to give a difficult introduction to spend her gingrich, the one where you list every accomplishment of the speakers bio, i promise you we would be here all night and even he would get bored. [laughter] >> his list of achievements in politics, his involvement in lifelong learning, his expertise in national security matters, his business interes
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
of housing and urban development, carol j. galante of california to be an assistant secretary of housing and urban development. the judiciary, department of justice, william joseph bare of maryland to be an assistant attorney general. the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be 60 minutes of debate, equally divided in the usual form on the galante nomination. the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: as we stand here, sit here, watch what's happening, we know that there are negotiations going on to avert at least part of the fiscal cliff. and i want to say, and i've said this privately but i'll say it publicly, that i really hope our leaders can find a way out of this. i watched the president speak today and i thought as usual, he is very fair in what he said, mr. president. what he basically said is, it's the middle class that grows this economy, it's the middle class that needs to be lifted up, it's the middle class that can't afford tax hikes, and those at the very top can do just a little bit more. ates very simple point. and i just would hope
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2012 5:30am EST
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Dec 2, 2012 6:30am EST
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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 3:45pm EST
? >> i met him at an event i did when i was working in southern california and one thing led to another. i moved back to new york. i am from new york and started working at "forbes" of the pr department. >> elizabeth ames, or practical experience, how do that that? >> i've learned a lot since "forbes." when i sat "forbes" islandwide about markets. again, i began as a journalist and worked at "businessweek" many years ago as a journalist. but when i started to work as an entrepreneur, i learned about the fact that you really need to have economic freedom to create jobs. something i learned personally. if you're obviously just getting a paycheck, you really don't understand how government can affect that firsthand. that was one of the things that led me to think this is a useful idea for a book. >> overall, philosophically, how do you see the role of government, the role of congress, the role of the president in the economy? >> basically this book raises and answers the question. we need government to create a stable environment for businesses to function and create jobs. when government
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 12:00am EST
carolina or texas or southern california, and they'll see people in uniform it was true from a growing up in buffalo new york and i got my rtc scholarship in 1995 so that was a very different culture and time. it's not that long ago but 9/11 really did change so many things and i thought i wanted to be an astronaut. i thought i was going to do all these other things but i went to school between the invasions of afghanistan and iraq and i knew exact to what i was signing up for and i wanted to do it anyway. that would make me the same as young men between the age of 16 and 30, for the last 5 million years. the consequences just are not there. there is this part of the brain that has the self-preservation instinct and i was born without it. maybe all the other guys i worked with were sane and that you try to keep yourself safe. you don't want to get shot and you're not looking to get killed. it's just you are willing to put yourself there for reasons that aren't necessarily clear until you are there. so the questions you asked about somebody else decides if you live or die, those are good q
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 11:15am EST
's idea and reagan thought it was a good idea she would be getting to face california that way. he liked that idea. but the biggest factor was now so many people can view it. now there were 1.8 million people for obama as inauguration four years ago. by far the biggest. they can give out all of that about 140 or 150,000 tickets and the rest of the people show up and stand there. but when it used be on the east side there were about 20,000 people who could view the actual ceremony to read and oftentimes there were a million people for the parade. >> are all of the pictures that you showed on the slides are those pictures. >> i have many pictures were not part of the slide show that were here if you take a look at the book you will see i've got more than 50 pictures in the book. >> yes? >> [inaudible] >> they do say that it costs a lot. i don't have an exact figure but i would hope they would be somewhat scaled back this time not only because of the economy but the second inauguration. by definition a second inauguration isn't quite the same importance as the first. there is no change of p
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 8:30pm EST
country and it still does. they weren't going to stay in the confederacy. what about california, which in those days before the transcontinental railroad created in 1862, before the railroad, california to the united states. people walking alongside, people sailing for weeks and months around the southern tip of south america. california was eager to go its own way. secession in other words was a tiger that might bite in any direction. andrew johnson of tennessee, great unionist southerner, put it this way. if there is one division of the state, will there not be more than one? wouldn't north america soon be just as fragmented and war prone as europe lacks 33 petty governments, a little aristocracy in common citizen not being able to pass from one state to another without a passport which would result in anarchy? johnson argued that dissolution of the union was quote only be the beginning of endless war. and so near the end of 1862, with his army stalled, his cabinet on the verge of revolt, abraham lincoln took most of the week to work on his annual message to congress. something that
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 1:15pm EST
-seller. the first call is patricia in cottonwood, california. patricia, you're on book tv. go ahead with your question or comment for neil barofsky. >> caller: yes. hi. i just wanted thank you for writing this book because has opened my eyes to exactly what happened. i remember when they were voting on this, and i was kind of screening of the tv, please don't do this. your book has made it able for me to understand how on-line level, i guess, i could say, exactly what happened, and i just thank you so much for writing this book. al was wondering if you are going to write any other books about the stimulus or anything else, you know, these big huge things that they are passing. there is anything like the ordinarily person can do to get there voice heard. >> guest: first of all, thank you. it feels great, you know, when writing a book like this. it is a challenge writing about the bailout, and one of the things that i try to do was to make it accessible and understandable. and when i had a job in washington, special inspector general, that was always part of our mantra. i used to talk it talk -
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Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm EST
am here. i think i have something in common with ronald reagan. he was governor of california. i lived in california. he was once a democrat. i once bought a counterfeit watch in times square. same thing. everybody makes mistakes. as an actor he starred oppose a three foot harry chimp named bonds so, i work with bob beckel. no, no, no, that was cheap. that was cheap. the only reason i i can make the joke about bob is he is a lovable guy. are we going to make this speech about bob? i will. i got nothing to do. i will be here all night. bob is a great guy. he will say why did you defend me? bob is a great guy. bob performs a service. i should shut up. i should just quit. another thing i have in common with ronald reagan, he championed trickle-down economics. i have a weak bladder. june 12th, 1987, he told mchale gorbachev to tear down this wall. i like vodka. he called russia an evil empire. every day i call dana trio an evil person. i know you think she's adorable and she talks about that dog. why is. you guys actually think jasper is a dog? that is an armenian man that she hired
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Dec 23, 2012 8:30pm EST
, new york, illinois, missouri, te xas, california. she would help the bank when times were bad. she was the largest individual lender to the new york city government. she lived in the gilded age when society lived lavishly but she rebelled the opulence. she loved her children and friends, lived a simple life. she was caring of those who befriended her and she would show great affection and would say because he does not know how rich i am. living her life as she deemed best to have a career and a mother to her clever investing she showed that women were the equal of any man with newspapers around the world they claimed her the queen up on wall street. and she was "the richest woman in america". there are a lot of sayings of her words of wisdom. she did have a good sense of humor. if you have any questions i would love to answer. >> do you have evidence. >> know. that they should have the right to vote. i found usually successful women like gertrude bell did not believe of women's suffrage, margaret thatcher did not, in zero gandhi they want to make their way in a man's world. >> eigh
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
california, arizona, north carolina are all being transformed in the post-world war ii period by this historic shift in population and political influence. just think about it. really does three from 1964 to two dozen eight could be thought of as kind of the carried of sun belt dominance in american presidential history. if you think about every president elected from 1964-2008 comes from a state of the sun belt. lyndon johnson from texas, richard nixon from california, gerald ford was never elected. he was not even elected vice president. he was a michigan. jimmy carter from georgia. ronald reagan from california. first george bush, texas by a connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas, and the second bush from texas. so 2008 is in some ways a watershed election. it is this 40 year period of sun belt dominance. and there were issues that are critical in the politics that develop, that came out of the sun belt. they tended to have a conservative task to them. they tended to be oriented around history of strong national defense, of an opposition to unions and a defense of free ent
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00am EST
reagan. he was governor of california. i lived in california. [laughter] he was once a democrat. i once bought a counterfeit watch from times square. same thing. everybody makes mistakes. as an actor, he starred opposed a three-foot every chance named bonzo. i worked with bob douglas. [laughter] that was cheap. that was cheap. the only reason why i can make the joke about bob is that he's a lovable guy. he would have -- yes. [laughter] are we going to make this speech about bob? because i will. i've got nothing to do. i will be on my. bob is a great guy. i'm saying this because he this is on c-span. bob, i'm defending you. bob is a great guy. bob performs a service. he -- [laughter] i should shut up. i should just quit. [laughter] another thing i've been in common with president ronald reagan, he championed trickle-down economics. i have a weak bladder. [laughter] on june 12, 1987 he told soviet premier mikhail gorbachev tear down this wall. i like about you. [laughter] -- vodka. >> he called russia and evil empire. everyday i call dana perino an evil person. do you guys actually think
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Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm EST
this into context. he was born in san francisco in november of 1920. he grew up in california, and part of the research i went down there. those of you who ever have the opportunity to go to the museum can see materials that are there from the zumwalts including a statue and a mannequin that is really quite attractive. he graduated from the naval academy in 1942. he was in that wartime class where four years were condensed to three because it was really important to get these, to get these newly-commissioned officers out into the war. he received a bronze star for bravery in the battle of leyte gulf, and it does remind me that, i believe -- that's right, there are three, actually, in the room there are two zumwalts, but the zumwalt family which is an interesting family in its own right, but there are four generations of bronze star recipients, and two of them are in the room tonight. i think that's a particularly notable recognition for a family. bud served on destroyers -- yeah. [applause] so easy to introduce them because all the zumwalt kids are either james or elmo, they have no ori
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Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm EST
, california is the next caller. >> it is an honor to talk to you. i met you and some years back at the conference in monterey, california and i remember the educational challenges not only to reach the masses but also to educator the children of the superrich and that the blacks on route nadir at observation the only the superrich can save us. i would like to get an update on your take of the educational challenge we face by your analysis which i think is absolutely superb. you are really a beacon of light in the darkness for us all. >> host: >> guest: education is our biggest challenge, drive economic growth and we have an educational system that works on a model developed at the university of bologna in the year 800 where a guy stands in front of a rule of 800 and talk with them. and into every classroom using video and the internet. we need to recognize and education assistance designed for an agrarian era and give kids the summer of doesn't make sense and an educational system designed for people having one career in their lives beginning when they turn 21 and extending 20 y
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Dec 30, 2012 7:15am EST
in california. i have kids in california and family. i don't know what happened and why i'm still there, quite frankly. it's just that, i can tell you i haven't mastered the language which is one of the great failures of my life, but i still don't want to leave. but as far as what people think, first of all, you go into israel. there are million kinds of jews. there's any kind of religious sect your every kind of secular to synagogue, secular so what nothing to do with any of it. and then every degree of orthodox, certain ways of tipping the hat, certain kinds of beards. i don't know, i don't know what a monolithic jewish community is. and the same is true of christians. christian cevaer, the arab christians first of all have very little to do with evangelical western christians that go in for various reasons. it's just a hodgepodge. so what people think it is going to be what they think of you personally. i don't think very many people are judged on their christianity or judaism, unless they're just totally obnoxious. >> there's a few of those. >> definitely. i mean, the fear against christia
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Dec 9, 2012 7:45am EST
as the atlantic campaign that i found evidence of dollars from as far away as california that had pictures of the alabama sinking with its bow up. i think is a powerful image and a powerful morale booster. i wanted to end by reading two things that these terrific historians have written in their books. no doubt without consulting each other. kraken writes, in the civil war i see, naval forces did not determine the outcome of the civil war. the north would have won the war even without naval supremacy. but naval forces affected its trajectory and very likely its length, and that in the end was important enough. jim mcpherson goes a little bit further, i think, in "war on the waters," and i quote, to say that the union army, the union navy won the civil war would state the case much too strongly. but it is accurate to say that the war could not have been one without the contributions of the navy. we will let you to fight it out on some future arena, but i will end officially by pointing out something we heard all about these problems that naval officers had with each other. the army, these t
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00am EST
. she speaks for an hour and 15 minutes at stanford university in california. [applause] >> thank you for your very generous introduction. there is no place i more delighted to be than here community of cutting edge scholars, shelley and all that you have put together. what i would like to do is add to an ongoing conversation here about what i would like to call the two flags of feminism. and in its 60s and 70s, two different aims. one was to hold up the flag of gender equality. is involved first of all the right to go to work. it is easy to remember -- it is easy to forget what we didn't have in 1960. women did not stay at work and women were largely absent in the professions. many women, in many states couldn't hold -- take out a loan from a bank in their own name. in my university, uc-berkeley at that point, three%, full professors, 8% associate professors, going to the male faculty club and all the photographs, very august looking men, if you blow the horn you couldn't be in the cow band for example in 1960. put your arm away. so since that time and also women earn $0.60 to every
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
and i said i know she's written five best seller books and she's out in california so i call her up and she says the invited me to give that stock and i said what are you talking about i've written five best-selling books and i went to georgetown, georgetown is better than the holy cross, so i hung up on her. i didn't call anybody else, but i am very happy that i was chosen it was an honor to be back at this institution and i want to thank you the congressman mcgovern. that was also a joke. i made that up. [laughter] the congressman and the fact i had the honor of being with that george mcgovern speak of 90th birthday party a number of months ago and where is the congressman governor? with no relationship to george mcgovern spoke very eloquently of senator mcgovern's life and he followed him and he spoke beautifully about what it meant to be an american and what it meant to make a commitment to this company in times of war as he did in world war ii but also in times of peace so i want to thank the congressman for coming. does anyone know where allen ran off to but i want to think he
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
that is very special week do not do ground deliveries. >>host: vertigo to california real joanna believe it is 3:00 a.m. and up morning she has to be excited when a welcome joanne welcome to hsn and thank you for getting up early with us. good morning. >>caller: hi intelliwhite purchases cake lester microcurrent melded to me by fax at i got it smudged up and i did not know that you guys sold it because i was so excited it was so delicious even know was a mess which still aided and we had the cheesecake it was the absolute best cheesecake i had my life. to try the other two. >>host: c13 to order today joanne? >>caller: i ordered the tiramisu andocolate trouble cakes. >>host: a luggage joanne. >>guest: thank. >>host: you enjoy it whenever you receive and they give iran. >>guest: i have a great and she is my grandmother's sister and every year she would said can i have first and i know where progress was to start opening up my guess i opened them upmuch good stuff to enjoy so i start now enjoying christmas gifts. >>host: we do something that is delivery direct an you the paper
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Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm EST
california the way. the biggest factor was the fact that now so many more people can view it. now you just, just of a 2 million people there for obama's inauguration four years ago, by far the biggest. its skin -- they can give out all the like. one letter and 40-150000 tickets and the rest of the people to show up and stand there. when they used to be on the side there weren't more than about 20,000 people who could you the actual ceremony. more could be present for the parade and oftentimes there were more than a million people for the parade, but not the ceremony itself. >> are all the pictures you showed on the slides in your book? >> not quite, but many of them yes. i have many pictures in my book that are not part of the slide show. there were some here that are not in the book. if you take a look at the book you will see. there are more than 50 pictures about. >> they say it costs a lot. i don't have an exact figure, but i would hope it would it would be somewhat scaled back, not only because of the economy, but the second inauguration. by definition a second inauguration is not qui
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00pm EST
have charles from la jolla, california. >> caller: thank you, neil barofsky. it was a wonderful book. it was very compelling. my question is, in an interview with president obama, he talks about situation and you have companies like aig that after the little differently. companies like goldman sachs that were in investment banking. could you explain more about that? i know you have gained a lot of financial education since he started as the t.a.r.p. general. could you explain how this will work? >> yes, glass-steagall was the law that separated investment banks and commercial banks. so it meant that basically a big like citibank or jpmorgan chase could not also do investment banking activities. also in other areas like insurance. that bill really got dismantled by a series of regulatory deficiencies by the feds leading up to the end of the clinton administration for the last messages were basically torn apart by legislation. the way president obama is referring to it, and he is accurate, some of the biggest classes didn't happen from commercial banks. but also investment banks. it wa
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
have read the jumble, we are all too young to remember end poverty in california. fourth after the gubernatorial campaign but kevin provides a rich, rich history of 20th century american history in the context of our larger scheme of things. so let's welcome kevin matson and "just plain dick". [applause] >> thanks for that wonderful introduction. always a pleasure to be at politics and prose, one of my favorite places to be. what i will do is talk for a while and obviously be eager to entertain questions that you might have about the book and its relationship to contemporary politics. what brought me to write this book is are always heard the term "checkers" throughout my life, "checkers" will direct it to the speech and are wanted to understand what that meant, and its origins and also put it in a biter context. that is what it began with. in some ways, one of the most important speeches in postwar american history and certainly have a lot to do with explaining the rise to influence of richard nixon and that in and of itself tells us it had a lot to do with a lot about contemp
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Dec 15, 2012 10:00am EST
. the west coast for california. >> to this city or sell lake is now a existing and all? >> not little. a couple of white mountaineers of the and that there were a variety of native tribes. is exactly where the latter day saints first settled. actually fairly underpopulated. there were more indians to the south and the north and exactly where the first when. >> 1847. >> 1847. >> where did he die? >> he does in 1847. >> thirty years. >> first there is a question of, do we govern ourselves or do we attempt to become a territory or stayed within the united states? i think after being expelled the mormons were pretty wary of the united states. the u.s. government had not protected them or their land in the east. so they feel like they have been forced into a situation with a premature and independent people and in 1849 they create the state of deseret what they first call their new state, their new home. it's from a word in the book of mormon that means honeybee. the idea of being an industrious and collaborative people. utah today is the extent -- nicknamed the beehive state. i think brig
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
, and the family had moved to pasadena. c-span: pasadena--what state? >> guest: california. c-span: california. >> guest: and my father went through high school in pasadena and he had wanted to go to stanford, and it was at the time of world war i, and two things happened. my father was drafted briefly before the end of world war i, although he never saw military action because it ended. and his father died. and my father was sent out to the ranch to try to keep the lid on things... c-span: how much education... >> guest: ... while the estate was settled. c-span: i'm sorry. how much education did your mother have? >> guest: my mother had a degree from the university of arizona, and she had taught school, grade school, i think, for a while in el paso. c-span: so when did you--given that atmosphere at that ranch and all the newspapers and magazines coming out, when did you begin to form your own views, strong views about life and what you believed. >> guest: oh, not till i went off to stanford, i suppose. i mean, i read a lot of things, but i don't think that i had a cohesive philosophy of life
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Dec 1, 2012 10:15am EST
's something called the leonard law that applies the first amendment standards in california universities. but the private universities are bound by their own promises in the growing language those are enforceable contracts in the states particularly in massachusetts and new york by the way those are in forcible. but it's not just the legal enforceability it is their moral power. and believe me i know this from experience. columbia, harvard, yale do not like being called up. it is harder. it is a harder road but you're holding them against their own values and people within that university who know they are wrong. you've mentioned a lot about the cases. the universities that have violated the free-speech laws that have broken their contractual agreements. can you name any of the universities that have model free-speech codes in the first amendment? >> it's kind of funny because we rate the coverage is according to the system i came up with. we talk about 65% we are talking about the red light university. is it 16 greenlight colleges? but that doesn't put a very good colleges, dartmouth. b
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
in california and that was brodrick one. back in new york more tom was a runner, a porch boy coming it in the competition among brodrick came us to make his fortune, he basically wanted to be a senator. that's what his plan was. tom came along and an assortment of the weirdest guys you ever saw, the worlds ugliest man, have you a chance, murderous, gunslingers, conmen, just absolutely amazing people. i thought it got to write this. as i work in a release we are very close to it the tom sawyer met mark twain in may of 1863 about three blocks from here. the old thing in the same room. twain liked to talk to tom because tom movies free stories and they played cards and drink here matching campaign. so that was the genesis. i thought this has got to be written. so while the series of tiny bits and pieces, diaries and stuff; it's a. but this is a result. i took out as they do, 40,000 words. can you imagine? spicer have over shop may mark, but i do love it. it's the most fun. i guess they could read you some know if you'd like. this may take a second. i've never read in public record. so
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Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
to a jail term and california just in case that happens to anyone of you, you should know that if you don't like the standard accommodations you can buy a prison cell upgrade. it's true. for how much, do you suppose? how much do you think it costs? $5,000? $90 a night. or if you are a tourist suppose you go to washington, d.c. on the congressional hearing that there may be a very long line if it is a popular hearing. and you may not like standing in long lines you can now go to a company called line standing dhaka, and pay them a certain amount of money. they will hire someone usually a homeless person or someone that needs to work to hold the place on line for hours and hours overnight if need be. and when the hearing begins, you can take your place in the line and go into the hearing room. the same thing, you can do the same thing by the way, if you would rather sit in an oral argument before the u.s. supreme court. a longstanding dhaka, or suppose you want to contribute to a alleviating a social tragedy in this country. each year thousands of babies born to a drug-addicted mothers ther
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00am EST
in california. back in new york where tom was a torch boy, he had been in competition with broderick. when he came west to make his fortune, he basically wanted to be a senator. tom came along and an assortment of the weirdest guys you ever saw -- heavyweight champs, gunslingers, con men, absolutely amazing people. and we are very close to it. that tom sawyer actually met him in may of 19 -- 1863. mark twain like to talk to tom because tom knew great stories. all these little little bits and pieces and stories, that is how long it took, 15 years. can you imagine? i do love it. it is so fun. i guess i could read you some now if you would like. this may take a second. i have never read in public before. so i will start with a quote from tom sawyer. here it is. if you want to know how to i come to figure in his book, eat knowledge of the reporter and raise his brandy. they were speaking of mark twain, of course. as i said, we moved on to telling stories. sam was mighty fond of children and whenever he saw little fellows fighting on the street, they would go to the saloon at night and described t
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Dec 16, 2012 3:00pm EST
, a senator from california, allen cranston who had hearings about the threat from a pakistani bomb, and there was a sense that it was to be opposed, interventions, and -- >> asking why isn't israel concerned about the pakistani bomb? >> well, i was giving the american answer, but i think that the same parallel existed in israel at the time. why today? very good question. i think it believes that the united states, the u.s. relationship with pakistan and the effective american over the region as the preimminent military power is a prof lactic against the dangers of the bomb, and if they had their, you know, they would be happy if it disappeared, but they are pragmatic about the fact that it exists, and that there's nothing they can do about it, but they have energized, i think, their friends and supporters here to make sure there's a very active american policy, and probably, a lot of intelligence sharing to make sure that program doesn't become a threat to israel. first question -- >> american pressure to get countries to recognize israel. >> yeah. i think that that's kind of regar
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Dec 23, 2012 7:45am EST
the country, in fact, we're just closing one right now at the university of southern california where several dozen students are being trained to build relationships between people of different faith backgrounds including humanists, and they go back to their college campuses and start something called a better together campaign. and we have a staff of people at ifyc who supports their cam campaigns. so we've gone from an organization that did 12 or 15 different things, and, frankly, if you're a 35-person organization doing 12 things, there's a reasonably good chance you're not doing anything well to an organization that basically does three things. all of them against the hyperclear goal of making interfaith cooperation a social norm through the sector of higher education. and that was a transformation for me because i used to kind of rate my intelligence by how many times i could connect the most recent new yorker to the atlantic monthly to an ancient, you know, sanskrit tradition to contemporary america. and, you know, it sounded great from a stage, and people would leave, and they'd be lik
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00am EST
. >> the gentleman yields back. gentleman from california is recognized. .. back. >> historian harlow giles unger recounts the life of america's sixth president on quincy adams who died in 1848. quincy adams was some of the second president john adams had a long political career which included, aside from his presidency, ten years of secretary of state, senator, congressmen and miniature. this is a little under an hour. i will start with a very simple question. was there a moment you said to yourself i need to write a biography of john quincy adams? >> yes, indeed, there was. a couple years ago when i ran out of any ideas on the founding fathers. others had written on washington, jefferson, madison, and i'd written on patrick henry, james monroe, james hancock. so i pulled out john f. kennedy's cal woods prize-winning book profiles in courage and their in chapter 1 was john quincy adams. i thought his name begins with a xu chapter 1. that's not the reason he was in chapter 1. john kennedy himself a war hero had listed these characters in order of the degree of courage, and he placed john quincy a
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Dec 1, 2012 11:00am EST
for store change the law. we have to do both because even new jersey and california have paid maternity leave. the only states that do so. a lot of people don't take advantage because they are afraid they won't be considered good workers. we have to get to a place in this country where we value the child, where we value the mother. one consequence of our present lack of policies is we have in the united states of america fis child poverty rate in developed countries at 22%. what has that got to do with family work policies? the best answer is still a paycheck. very hard for women to work without a network of support on issues like good affordable child care, workplace flexibility and paid medical leave. we have to put the policies in place at the same time as we change the culture. >> trying to decide how deep into scandinavia we should go. i would prefer sweden to norway because sweden -- i am totally serious, sweden has done something no other country has done. they have forced paternity leave as well as maternity leave. if i had my way we would skip phase 1 and go straight to the thi
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Dec 15, 2012 9:15am EST
was -- that he had run with the very first volunteer fire department in california and that was robert moline. back in new york where tom was a runner, for july, he had been in competition with broderick and when he came west to make his fortune he basically wanted to be a senator. that was his plan and he became a senator and tom came along and an assortment of the weirdest guys you ever saw, the world's ugliest man, heavyweight champs, gunslingers, con men, absolutely amazing people. i got to write this. as i am working i realize we are very close, tom sawyer actually match mark twain 1863 about three blocks from here, the old building, in a steam room, and mark twain liked to talk to tom. they played cards and drank beer and played dice. that was the genesis of it. this has got to be written. all these years of finding little bits of pieces of diaries and stuff. this is the results. i took out 40,000 words. can you imagine? that is how i overshot the mark. i do love it. is fun. and i guess i could reduce some now if you like. it may take a second. i have never read in public before. i will
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